Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Editorial Team
Author(s): Sherwin Chen
Originally published on Towards AI.
Deficiency of Traditional Distributed RL
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Traditional scalable reinforcement learning framework, such as IMPALA and R2D2, runs multiple agents in parallel to collect transitions, each with its own copy of model from the parameter server(or learner). This architecture imposes high bandwidth requirements since they demand transfers of model parameters, environment information and etc. In this article, we discuss a modern scalable RL agent called SEED(), proposed by Espeholt&Marinier&Stanczyk et al in Google Brain team. that utilizes modern accelerators to speed up both data collection and learning process and lower the running cost(80% reduction against IMPALA measured on Google Cloud).
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